Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Daman and Diu officer booked by CBI; more under scanner

New Delhi : The CBI has booked an assistant VAT officer of union territory of Daman and Diu for alleged irregularities in her appointment to the post without fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria, the agency’s officials said today.

CBI Director Alok Verma

CBI Director Alok Verma

Apexa Damania was booked and the CBI has also included unidentified officials of Daman and Diu in the FIR which indicates that some more officers are under the scanner of the agency, they said.

These officers have been accused of criminal conspiracy and violation of provisions of prevention of corruption act in the FIR, they said.

The FIR of the agency alleged that in response to an advertisement seeking application for Assistant VAT officer for Daman and Diu, 15 persons including Damania had applied in 2014.

It is alleged that Damania had appeared for final semester of LLB examination in 2015.

The agency alleged that although she had submitted her experience certificate she was ineligible for appointment as her minimum educational qualification was not complete at the time of her appointment.

“…Damania despite not being eligible for the post of Assistant VAT officer was selected for the said post and offered employment by the unknown officers of the UT Administration of Daman and Diu by abuse of their official position as public servants in conspiracy with Apexa Damania and thereby caused undue pecuniary gain to Apexa Damania,” the FIR alleged.


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